Wi-Fi

Photos: Parrot AR.Drone Wi-Fi quadricopter

Pretty cool

The Parrot AR.Drone Wi-Fi quadricopter is the epitome of a cool flying model vehicle and could be the ultimate geek gift this holiday season. Read my complete Geek Gifts review of the AR.Drone.

Photo by Mark Kaelin and Bill Detwiler for TechRepublic.

For an example of the AR.Drone in action take a look at the Test Flight Video.

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Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.

6 comments
jlehfeldt
jlehfeldt

I want your job ... you guys just have too much fun !!

ddanell
ddanell

okay, I am hooked. where to buy, and how much??

Realvdude
Realvdude

I didn't see an explaination of the WiFi part of it's name. This thing flies via iPod, iPhone or iPad via WiFi connection and sends the camera feeds to the controller in real time. It also has a iPrice of $299. I'll give it a high geek factor, though I'll probably pass for a much cheaper helicopter. Interestingly I recently found that there are now 2.4Ghz R/C systems which allow for multiple flyers without channel interference.

tjbud
tjbud

I could tell the difference!! ;)